Category: Poster

54 - One Step Towards Equity: The Adoption of the Young Scholars Model in a Small, Diverse School District

Saturday, Nov 11
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Because of identification procedures and many other factors, gifted potential in culturally and linguistically diverse students may be missed. Fairfax County’s Young Scholars Model has years of research demonstrating its effectiveness in preparing these traditionally underrepresented populations for success in advanced academics. However, bringing this model to your district may seem daunting. In this session, participants examine how one small school district took on this initiative and the lessons they’ve learned over the first four years. Additionally, division data, additions to the programming offered, and steps to take in your own district are discussed.

Stacy Hayden

Doctoral Student
University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut

Stacy Hayden is currently a doctoral student at the University of Connecticut. Previously, Stacy worked in Alexandria City Public Schools as a Talented and Gifted Teacher for five years while serving as the Young Scholars Lead Teacher. She completed her Master's at the University of Connecticut in Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Development and recieved her Gifted Endorsement from the College of William and Mary. Stacy is a past Javits-Fraiser Scholar.

Abigail Lower

Elementary TAG Teacher
Alexandria City Public Schools
Alexandria, Virginia

Kelly Miller

Alexandria City Public Schools
Alexandria, Virginia

Kelly Miller is a fourth grade teacher from Alexandria City Public Schools in Virginia. She is currently completing her gifted endorsement through the College of William and Mary. Kelly recieved her B.S. in Psychology from James Madison University and her Master's degree in Elementary Education from Marymount University. She also serves as her school's young scholars coordinator.